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November 2018
Steven Welliver
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.
Andrew Thomas
Westwood Village Improvement Association
Vice President
Steve Snider
Downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt-Uptown District Associations
San Luis Obispo Downtown Association
Blage Zelalich
City of San Jose
At-Large Directors
Downtown Association of Santa Cruz

Emilie Cameron 
Downtown Sacramento Partnership

Maggie Campbell
MIG, Inc.

Austin Metoyer
Downtown Long Beach Alliance
Steve Mulheim
Old Pasadena Management District
Liz Studebaker
City of San Diego
Immediate Past President
Karin Flood
Union Square BID
Arlington Business Partnership
Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
BLVD Association
Carmichael Improvement District, Inc.
Central City Association
City of Glendora
City of Los Angeles, Office of the City Clerk
City of Monterey Park
City of Ontario
City of San Diego - Economic Development Dept.
City of San Jose - Office of Econ Dev
County of Santa Cruz - Office of Economic Development
Dinuba Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Association of Santa Cruz
Downtown Berkeley Association
Downtown Long Beach Alliance
Downtown Modesto Partnership
Downtown Oakland Association/ Lake Merritt Uptown District Association
Downtown Oxnard Merchants Association
Downtown Pomona Owners Association
Downtown Roseville Partnership
Downtown Sacramento Partnership
Downtown San Diego Partnership
Downtown Santa Barbara, Inc.
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.
Downtown Vacaville BID
Downtown Ventura Partners
Downtown Visalians, Inc.
Figueroa Corridor Partnership
Gateway to LA Airport Business District
Gilroy Economic Development
Greater Broadway District
Hollywood Property Owners Alliance
Ironsmith, Inc.
Kono CBD
LA Downtown Industrial District BID
LA Fashion District BID
MJM Management Group
North Park Main Street
North Tahoe Business Association
Old Pasadena Management District 
ParkSmart, Inc.
Paso Robles Main Street Association
Playhouse District Association
Progressive Urban Management Associates, Inc.
R Street Sacramento Partnership
Riverside Downtown Partnership
San Jose Downtown Association
San Luis Obispo Downtown Association
South Park BID
Sunnyvale Downtown
Telegraph BID
Temescal Telegraph BID
The River District
Tracy City Center Association
Tulare Downtown Association
Walnut Creek Downtown Business Association
Westwood Village Improvement Association 
Wilshire Center Business Improvement District

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Voters Overwhelmingly Approve CDA Supported Housing Initiatives – Props 1&2

California’s veterans, working families, elected officials, affordable housing and mental health advocates were among those who celebrating the passage of Propositions 1&2 on election night.  

Prop 1 authorizes $4 billion in bonds to build and provide affordable housing for veterans, working families, people with disabilities, Californians experiencing homelessness and many others who need a stable, affordable home. Prop 1 is expected to build at least 50,000 units statewide, create 137,000 jobs and more than $23.4 billion in economic activity.
Prop 1 was supported by a broad coalition of more than 600 organizations, from veterans’ organizations to affordable housing advocates, business and community leaders like the California Downtown Association, and many more groups committed to helping Californians have safe, affordable homes. 

Prop 2 – the “No Place Like Home” Program – was supported by a broad coalition of community and homeless advocates, doctors, mental health experts, public safety officers and many others. The initiative authorizes the state to use a small percentage of funding generated by the Mental Health Services Act to leverage a $2 billion bond to build supportive housing linked to services for Californians living with a serious mental illness who are homeless or at great risk of becoming homeless.
Prop 2 will help Californians by:
  • Building supportive housing for people living with a serious mental illness who are homeless or at great risk of becoming homeless.
  • Providing intensive coordinated care including mental health and addiction services, medical treatment, case management, education and job training.
  • Strengthening partnerships among doctors, law enforcement, mental health and homeless services providers to ensure care provided through the housing program is coordinated and tailored to individual needs.
  • Preventing more deaths on our streets and providing critical intervention by building supportive housing connected to mental health treatment and services.  

Jason Bryant 
Bryant Government Affairs
November 2018 Legislative Update 
The West Coast Urban District Forum will take place March 19-21, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA in partnership with the International Downtown Association and the LA Fashion District. Experts will share best practices on enhancing downtown quality of life and cultivating the next generation of leaders. Registration will open in December 2018.
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Let’s Help Build Vibrant Downtowns with November Ballot Initiatives 
Sacramento Business Journal 
When it comes to housing that's close to the employment and cultural centers in the increasingly vibrant urban cores of...

Man of Tomorrow 
Most politicians are short-term thinkers. Their desire to cut ribbons and get programs up and running means that few...

A Novel Solution for the Homeless: House Them in Backyards
The New York Times
When she bought her tidy home with a renovated kitchen four years ago, Melina Chavarria was relieved to be in an area...

Exiting Upland City Manager to Head San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
San Gabriel Valley Tribune 
Exiting Upland City Manager Bill Manis has been appointed president and CEO of the San Gabriel Valley Economic...

How I Learned to Love Homeless Housing in My Neighborhood
LA Times
I live on Sunset Avenue in Venice, right across the street from three of the most contested empty acres in the city.  

Online-Order, or Brick-and-Mortar?
Signal Tribune 
Eight years after its inception, Small Business Saturday still reminding shoppers to stay local.

SF to do Away with Minimum Parking Requirements for Developments
SF Examiner 
San Francisco is poised to become the first big U.S. city to no longer require developers to include at least some parking...
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